Play Dough

School holidays are upon us so I’m desperately looking for ideas to keep the little ones amused :)  Well, I’m not going to get much crocheting done otherwise, am I ;)

First on the list is play dough.  There are a ton of recipes out there – some you cook, some you don’t, some with cream of tartar, some without…you get the idea.

Here’s the one I made.  Yes, my boys have hot pink, glittery play dough :P

Homemade Play Dough


2 cups of flour
2 cups of warm water
1 cup of salt
1/2 cup of corn flour
3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar (or 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of glitter
A few drops of food colouring
A few drops of almond essence (the vinegar can be a bit stinky when the dough is fresh but it puts my kids off eating it!!!)

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and give them a good stir to make sure there are no lumps.

Place over a medium hob and keep stirring.  After a short time, the mixture will thicken and the dough will start to form.  Keep stirring until the mixture forms a solid ball that you can roll around the pan.

TAKE CARE removing it from the pan – it will be hot.

Have fun kneading the warm dough before giving it to the children.  It truly is the best bit!